I Couldn’t Be Arsed…

I was thinking about why we sometimes AREN’T motivated to exercise…

And although there are many reasons, and circumstances for not being motivated to exercise, I was thinking back on all the times I wasn’t motivated to exercise, and to see if there was ever a specific reason that came up more than any other…

For me, I’m WAY LESS motivated to exercise when I DON’T HAVE A PLAN!

When I know I should workout, but I haven’t planned a workout, or i’m not following a program, OR… I don’t have a training partner, are the times when I can become inconsistent.

So to fix this problem, I have 3 rules to ALWAYS get my workouts in.

RULE #1 – DON’T TRAIN ALONE!
I have 2 PT sessions booked in every week. Same time, same place. I’m also in a running group once a week, I also do a weekly workout with a close friend, as well as a weekly workout with my wife, plus daily walks with my wife Kate also.

Not counting the daily walks, that’s FIVE good workouts guaranteed each week. Throw in some daily hand stand practice, the odd bush walk, beach swim, and shoot around at the basketball court, and that’s a varied, consistent training program!

RULE #2 – FOLLOW A WORKOUT PLAN!
When I know what workout I’m doing, I’m more likely to get it done. I want to get fitter, stronger and faster at each workout, and I know that when I have a plan, i’m more motivated to get it done!

RULE #3 – BE CONSISTENT!
It really doesn’t matter how AWESOME your workout was today, if it was the first workout you’ve done in a week or more, and you won’t do another workout for another week or longer! Results come from consistent training. Simple as that!

So if you’re struggling to get motivated, you have to make it easy for yourself.

Here’s a workout that I wrote for you to help you get into some rhythm with your training routine. All the hard work is done, your session is planned, so now you just have to follow it, and push yourself.

Try this TABATA circuit out… It’s a 40 minute workout with 8 exercises, and 8 rounds.

Each exercise is 20 seconds, with 10 seconds transition.

Set your timer to 50 sec prep / 20 sec work / 10 sec rest / 8 cycles / 8 tabatas (if you’re using www.tabatatimer.com). Do each exercise once, and then move on. Keep going until you’ve completed 8 total rounds of every exercise!! 🙂

1. High Knees
2. Mountain Climbers
3. Squats
4. Pushups
5. Bicycle Crunches
6. Plank
7. Lunges
8. Burpees
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If you’re not sure about any of the exercises, use the EXERCISE GLOSSARY for a five second video demo.

Give it a go and let me know what you think! And build out that training routine and stick to it! 🙂

have a great day!

Jai.